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Transporter The Series: TNT Picks Up Two Seasons

Transporter The Series on TNTTNT has picked up seasons one and two of Transporter The Series, a new TV series based on the Transporter feature film series. The show was originally slated to air on Cinemax but that cable channel dropped it.

Here are the details:

Transporter The Series Coming to TNT in Fall 2014

TNT Lands U.S. Television Rights to Action-Packed Drama As Production Begins on Second Season in Morocco

TNT has picked up Transporter The Series, making the network the U.S. television home for the exhilarating, adrenaline-charged series based on the smash-hit movie franchise. TNT will air the first and second seasons of the series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network in fall 2014. Season two, which is slated to premiere worldwide in late 2014, will go into production Feb. 26, with shooting planned for Morocco, the Czech Republic and Canada.

Transporter The Series stars British actor Chris Vance, whose credits include Prison Break, Dexter and Burn Notice. A familiar face to TNT viewers, Vance has a recurring role on the network’s hit series Rizzoli & Isles, in which he plays Lt. Col. Charles “Casey” Jones, Jane Rizzoli’s on-again-off-again romantic interest.

Transporter The Series centers on Frank Martin (Vance), a professional “transporter” paid to pick up and deliver people or cargo from anywhere in the world. Frank is the very best at what he does and handles only the most difficult dangerous and assignments. Transporter The Series features dry wit, exotic locations, heart-pounding action and nail-biting suspense.

“Transporter The Series is a roller-coaster ride with big-screen action, fantastic locations and an extremely charismatic lead in Chris Vance,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “The Transporter franchise is a proven winner embraced by movie and television viewers around the globe, and we’re proud that TNT will become the television home for fans in the United States. Transporter The Series is a perfect addition to TNT’s lineup, as we continue to expand our reach with such action-packed dramas as our upcoming Legends and The Last Ship.”

Transporter The Series is produced by Atlantique Productions, with executive producer Olivier Bibas (Borgia, Jo), and QVF Inc., with producer Susan Murdoch (Doomstown, Dan for Mayor). The series is commissioned in France by M6 and in Canada by The Movie Network and Movie Central. Award-winning writer and producer Frank Spotnitz (X-Files, Hunted, Strikeback) has come on board as the new showrunner and executive producer of the 12-episode second season. Also serving as executive producers are Chris Vance and award-winning producer Fred Fuchs (The Godfather: Part III, Bram Stoker’s Dracula).

About Atlantique Productions
Atlantique Productions is a production company dedicated to high-end drama programs for the global market and is headed by Olivier Bibas. Over the years, Atlantique fostered a strong network of creative and financial partners in Europe, as well as in North America, allowing it to bring together the best talents from both sides of the pond. All of Atlantique’s productions are shot in English and sold around the world, including Borgia (38 x 52 min – Canal+, 3 seasons, licensed in over 70 countries, including the US/Netflix, Germany/ZDF); Transporter The Series (12 x 52 min – licensed in over 130 countries, including France/M6, Germany/RTL, Canada/HBO Canada); Jo (8 x 45 min – TF1, Sat1, Fox International); and Death in Paradise (8 x 60 min – France Télévisions, BBC).

About QVF Inc.
QVF Inc. is a boutique entertainment company with a legacy of excellence in the production of long form and series television. Headed by Susan Murdoch, QVF has been a trusted production partner and originator of award-winning, high quality television product. More information about QVF can be found on the company’s website at

About TNT
TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, Perception, Dallas, Franklin & Bash and Mob City. TNT’s upcoming slate of scripted dramas includes the original series Legends, The Last Ship and Murder in the First, as well as Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features dramatic unscripted originals like Cold Justice, Boston’s Finest, Marshal Law: Texas,APB with Troy Dunn and the upcoming Private Lives of Nashville Wives, Save Our Business, Inside Job, On the Menu (working title), Wake Up Call (working title) and Life Flight. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

What do you think? Does this sound like a good idea for a series?


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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda February 15, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Please bring back the Transporter for season 3. Maybe if you gave it a better time slot you would get better ratings. I have talked to people who didn’t even know there was a series.


AL March 28, 2015 at 10:37 am

The finale of Season 2 shows Frank and a bad guy racing head-on in a narrow alley, then you hear a big crash.
I would assume that ended the series, with Frank committing suicide rather than going to prison.
Your thoughts?


Josh Houseknecht February 9, 2015 at 1:45 am

I really enjoy Transporter: The Series and I think it’s a consistently well written and well acted television show. Chris Vance’s dry wit keeps it fun and the action scenes well choreographed and exciting to watch. Although, I was initially bummed when the Dieter and Carla characters left the show after only the first season, I like how Cat and Jules’ have been more involved out in the field with Frank during the second season. I also like Frank and Cat’s chemistry on screen. I just hope her character doesn’t leave now too! Hopefully TNT realizes they have a great show on their hands and bring back season three! I’m looking forward to it!


f tayler January 31, 2015 at 11:31 pm

Really liked season 1. Had never watched the movie so decided to watch the movies. UGH. Could not stand Jason strahan. Too boring & not good looking. So onto season 2. What? Drop Carla & Dieter? They were great. New guys Boring. Scripts boring. What happened to the exciting driving? I have kept watching thinking maybe but as of season 2 episode 10 will not be watching season 3 if they don’t change. Have dieter come back from the dead & bring Carla back


Anita February 9, 2015 at 10:19 am

I started watching the series when it started to air on TNT. I have never heard of the Transporter movies at all. I enjoyed the T.V. series a lot. It was nice to see a show on a Saturday night. I do it comes back with season 3 just see what happened at the end of season 2. Because just to leave a show hanging like that is it far. So please bring back a season 3. Thank you.


anita January 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm

I have became fan the show. I watch it very Saturday nights on TNT. I was wondering is there going to be a third season of the show? Thank for answering me.


John December 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

On the “new” Transporter series, I miss the original mechanic that was taken off two episodes ago and I miss Carla, I have not seen her in the “new” Transporter, you have some other “bimbo” that is not like Carla at all. I hope you keep the French Inspector, and I hope you replace the mechanic with someone like him…. maybe his twin brother???
Remember the car has a lot to do with this TV Series as well and needs a good machanic


wayne leonard December 13, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Love the Transporter series. I hope TNT has enough sense to keep such a great show.


Karen Turner December 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Transporter the Series is great action program. I look forward to future episodes, BUT the change killing off his mechanic and bringing in the new female sidekick doesn’t do much justice. This is all about the transporter. This is one time I must say, female is not necessary. I like his female office assistant, who keeps it all together and him on time. Let the sidekick go and bring me another mechanic. :)


Linda Rorrer December 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm

I watch more TNT than any other network and I have enjoyed many of their series, including The Tranporter. Interested to seeing how this series plays out in the ratings; also, if the writers of this series will listen to their followers and make a few adjustments. Everyone has an opinion (always ready to share that opinion) and when you hear many of the same constructive type comments, it bears listening to.

BTW!! I really dislike reality shows and will not be watching The Wives of Nashville or any other City!!! OR “The Bachelor & Bachelorette” or any other dating reality series! The non-airing of such reality shows is why TNT has been one of my favorite Networks to watch.


Joe Pall November 27, 2014 at 5:52 am

The first season was wonderfully written and I looked forward to the next episode,but now I’ve just watched the ninth episode of the second season and am stunned by the pale and complete failure in the writing capabilities.The filming and the writing combination absolutely ended this series.I felt sad for the actors who were being paid to participate in this pretend second season.The show will definitely be cancelled because of the inadequate personal for this show to continue.That is of course my opinion.


d j Austin November 10, 2014 at 8:08 am

Love ❤ transporter the series missed some of the first season but the shows that I have seen are terrific please keep this series around


Gregory Sorrentino October 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm

transporter tv series is one of a very few great non-reality shows on tv. I could watch the show every day. Not only does the show have a great deal of action but the plots are simple but entertaining. I like that. I like to enjoy a tv show rather than spending the whole hour trying to understand it….. My only complaint is that I can’t buy season #1 on DVD in The USA.


it sucks October 19, 2014 at 8:41 pm

show was horrible


yanks March 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

transporter series is ok-not fantastic-but some parts r grt-hope they show in right eps order–if anyone knows–other countries,have all shown in different order

as for reality crap-rubbish–theres more new listed,reality/than good drama/action.and that’s not right


Kate Fredericks January 31, 2014 at 9:40 am

I have to say, I am not overwhelmed by the shows TNT is choosing. They had wonderful shows which either ended or got canceled. I think I read somewhere that they are going to debut two new sitcoms, too. Yeah, that’s my signal to head out of the room and find a much better one! Good luck, TNT. Perhaps for the first time, the lack of us baby boomers will be noticed. We have much higher expectations than sitcoms and shows based on Cartoon characters.


Tha Critic January 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

No thanks, TNT. Can this and the Nashville Wives show you got coming.


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